Gossip Column: Guardiola, Pogba, Martial, Rodrigues, Donnarumma, and Torres


Football Gossip Column

Saturday 24th February 2018

Manchester City have given Pep Guardiola a new contract which could see him earn £20m per year until 2021. Which should help him pay the FA fine coming his way…
Daily Mail

…but Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger reckons Guardiola isn’t all that…
The Guardian

Manchester United are looking at Jean Michael Seri, 26, of Nice
Daily Mirror

…a move which may see him replace Paul Pogba, 24, after the midfielder’s agent Mino Raiola told Jose Mourinho where to play his client. Manchester United are jolly cross with the Italian by all accounts.
The Times

More interestingly, Anthony Martial is heading toward the door marked ‘Do One’ at Old Trafford with his contract expiring in 2019 and no sign of a new offer from Manchester City.

Newcastle United are tracking Galatasaray midfielder Garry Rodrigues, 27. The Cape Verde international is expected to cost the Magpies £10m.
Birmingham Mail

Gianluigi Donnarumma, 18, is set to do a runner from Milan and sign for Paris St-Germain (of course) in the summer. How they will afford one of the world’s highest-rated goalkeepers and stay within FFP regulations is anyone’s guess.

Fernando Torres, 33, is considering an offer from Dalian Yifang. The Atletico Madrid striker will join former team-mate Yannick Carrasco and ex-West Ham defender Jose Fonte at the club if he accepts.
Daily Mail